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Name THORLAKSON, CARLA GRADUATE TRAVEL AWARD
Research Fields TEST Variable
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Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility To honour the breadth of Carla Thorlakson’s intellectual interests and her professionalism, Carla’s parents established a trust fund in her memory at the University of Manitoba following her death in December of 1995. The fund provides students with the opportunity to travel and to thereby enhance their educational experience or research opportunities.

The award will be offered to one or more graduate students who:
  • are enrolled full-time in any Master’s or doctoral program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba
  • have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study

    Travel must be initiated within twelve (12) months of receiving this award.

    Preference will be given to applicants whose planned or current research relates to any of the following areas of interest: human migration, including refugees, immigration or emigration; the status of women; or Canada’s Foreign Service.
  • Value Up to approximately $4700.
    The committee will determine the number and value of the awards to be offered each year.
    Currency Canadian
    Tenable at 2016/2017 academic year.
    Deadlines February 17
    Application Details Candidates will be required to submit the following:

    (1) A summary (maximum 1,000 words) outlining their previous travel experiences and how their proposed travel experience will contribute to their education and understanding of the world

    (2) Curriculum vitae,

    (3) Documentation verifying how they meet any one of the following criteria:
  • need and intent to conduct archival or field research at a location outside of Canada;
  • receipt of a letter of permission to study at a partner institution outside of Canada in a course or program related to their graduate degree requirements;
  • acceptance as a participant in a summer institute or special program or symposium related to their graduate program at a location outside of Canada;
  • approval for acceptance into an International Centre for Students (ICS) Exchange Program with a University of Manitoba partner university;
  • participation in some other exercise or activity (e.g. foreign language training, specialized data training, etc.) at a location outside of Canada that directly contributes to their graduate program of study or research.

    (4) Proof of registration and/or payment for the upcoming travel, or proof of admission to the partner university

    (5) A letter of reference from a faculty member (preferably the supervisor) who can speak to the educational value of the planned travel. Letters of reference can be submitted via hardcopy and must arrive in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed (signed over the back flap). Alternatively, letters of reference can be emailed directly from the referee to Laura McMillan, Awards Assistant, at laura.mcmillan@umanitoba.ca. Letters of reference sent via email must be sent as PDF attachments - letters written in the body of an email will not be accepted.

    (6) A travel budget

    Please submit the above documents to:

    Laura McMillan - Awards Assistant
    Faculty of Graduate Studies
    500 University Centre
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

    Any questions, please contact Laura McMillan via email at laura.mcmillan@umanitoba.ca or call her at 204-474-8089.

    Updated: January 9, 2017
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